After Eight Oriental Lily

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Ornamental lilies do not get much easier to grow than After Eight. This improved variety has a dense, compact shape with giant pink flowers. There is no need for extra support for the sturdy thick stems, and the intense spicy scent from one of these flowers is enough to fill an entire room. Each plant grows to a height of 2 feet, making it great in a container or as an edging plant.

After Eight Lily is a hardy perennial bulb that reliably returns in USDA zones 4-8. This lily is resistant to pests, diseases, and deer browsing. The bulbs are good spreaders and will multiply at a moderate rate. After Eight can be grown in the garden or a container and is perfect as a long-lasting cut flower. Seasonal maintenance for After Eight Lily is minimal, while it provides a long season of blooming.

After Eight Oriental Lily Care

Oriental Lilies prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil and good drainage for their bulbs. Make sure to site the plant or pot in a spot with full sun with at least 6 hours of direct exposure. Oriental Lilies will need regular watering as soon as the flower buds appear. Water deeply when 2-3 inches of the topsoil have dried out. Mulch the bulbs with shredded leaves or arborist chips to help retain moisture in the soil and add nutrients as they decompose. Seasonal application of a balanced fertilizer is best done in the spring before new growth emerges. Use a granular, slow-release formulation for even feeding all season.

After Eight Lilies do not require any special pinching of the top growth to grow bushy. Regular deadheading of the spent blooms will encourage a longer bloom time. Only cut back the top growth after the whole stem has died back. Bulbs rely on their green stems and leaves after blooming to produce nutrients in their bulbs for the following year. Removing top growth too early will result in the eventual decline of the bulb. Gardeners in the colder growing zones will need to mulch the plants well in fall with shredded leaves or fine arborist chips. This will help mark the location of the plants and provide extra insulation in case of a frigid winter.

After Eight Oriental Lily Spacing

Lilies look best when planted in large groups or alongside companion plants. Space the plants 8-10 inches apart on center when planting many lilies together. Lilies can also be underplanted near late summer-blooming perennials. Layering the garden bed with Rudbeckias, Dahlias, or Asters will help to hide the Lilies' stems as they slowly die back over late summer. Plant After Eight in a container with at least an 8-inch diameter if growing by itself.

After Eight Oriental Lily Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 14 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Deep Pink
Bloom Period: Bloom Late June
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Common Name: After Eight Oriental Lily
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Lilium o. 'After Eight'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.